Administering emergency first aid

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Here I read from a manual on outdoor first aid, the chapter on identifying and understanding shock

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outdoor first aid dealing with shock. By the end of this section, you should be able to demonstrate and understanding of one the processes by which shock develops to the body's reaction to shock. Three. The way in which the fundamental cause of shock effects, the different signs and symptoms which developed four. The possible treatments which may be appropriate. Five. The likely need for urgent medical attention for the casualty. In this chapter, we will consider clinical that his medical shock. It is important to realise that this is very different from the conditions suffered by someone who has, for instance, witnessed an accident or is said to have been taken to hospital Suffering from shock. This condition is associated with adrenaline surge resulting from the stressful experience the so called fight or flight response, and only usually needs medical treatment if it disassociated some underlying condition, which is exacerbated by the sudden surge of adrenaline, The human body requires an adequate supply off oxygen for cells, tissue and organ systems to function. Temperature control. Blood chemistry must not be the other too acid or too alkaline on the ability to break down. Sugars to produce energy are also vital for these systems to survive. Shock on the body's reaction to it is a very complex process. In simple terms, it can be defined as the condition of the body where there is a lack of oxygen perf using the tissues. This causes poor profusion. The common causes of shock encountered by first aiders are all related to falling blood pressure, which results in poor perfusion. The resulting lack of oxygen can be life threatening. It may help our understanding of shock to think of the circulatory system. In the terms of plumbing, there is a pump, the heart, the pipes, blood vessels on the fluid blood. If there is a problem of any one of the components of fall in blood, pressure can result. One. If the heart does not work properly, the pressure will fall. Two. If the blood volume decreases, the pressure will fall. Three. If the capacity of the blood vessels increases because they get bigger, the pressure will fall. A problem with the heart, such as a heart attack, will cause the blood pressure to fall. The result is a reduction in oxygen perf using vital organs. This is called cardiogenic shock cardiogenic shock can also be caused by an injury which has resulted in pericardial tampon ad, a condition in which fluid or gas fills the space between the heart muscle and its fibres lining.